drinking beer after the workout??!

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    Mar 12, 2008 2:13 PM GMT
    is it fine to have 2 or 3 pints of beer after the workout, let's say you usually hits the gym in the morning and later on at night you hangout with your frinds in the bar icon_question.gif
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    Mar 12, 2008 2:23 PM GMT
    I think it's one of those things that we generally know the answer to, but are hoping is something different.

    Moderation's the most likely key.

    Priorities; if you want that flat stomach, the beer probably isn't helping.

    End of the day: I'm still joining my buds for a few pitchers this weekend.

    Now, if drinking the night before is keeping you from going to the gym the next morning...
  • neon4u

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    Mar 12, 2008 2:46 PM GMT
    Actually, I recently read a report that beer is a great recovery drink since it contains a lot of Carbs and it lowers the stress of the workout. I'm sure this is in low amounts say like 10 oz. or so.
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    Mar 12, 2008 3:12 PM GMT
    I would never survive my marathon training in the summer if I didn't have a beer waiting for me at home.
    Nothing makes me feel better than A beer after a long run. My friends think I am crazy, but it works. I always stop at just one.
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    Mar 12, 2008 3:36 PM GMT
    mnjock2003 saidI would never survive my marathon training in the summer if I didn't have a beer waiting for me at home.
    Nothing makes me feel better than A beer after a long run. My friends think I am crazy, but it works. I always stop at just one.


    Yes, but how big is that one? LOL

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    Mar 12, 2008 3:37 PM GMT
    Gigaram said[quote][cite]mnjock2003 said[/cite]I would never survive my marathon training in the summer if I didn't have a beer waiting for me at home.
    Nothing makes me feel better than A beer after a long run. My friends think I am crazy, but it works. I always stop at just one.


    Yes, but how big is that one? LOL

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    Damn, busted.

  • Mar 12, 2008 3:45 PM GMT
    drink GUINESS. Less calories and carbs than lighter beer and it has ingredients and yeasts that are actually good for you! It's not so much the beer than will de-rail your training but it's the greasy fried bar food dipped in fat filled dressings that usually accompanies beers and friends at a bar.
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    Mar 12, 2008 3:47 PM GMT
    QUOTE AUTHOR GOES HERE Priorities; if you want that flat stomach, the beer probably isn't helping

    so do you think i have to ghange my drink to wine, vodka ....etc

    QUOTE AUTHOR GOES HEREActually, I recently read a report that beer is a great recovery drink since it contains a lot of Carbs and it lowers the stress of the workout. I'm sure this is in low amounts say like 10 oz. or so


    but most of beers have between 12 to 18 grams of carbs per pints so it's not that much!! what do you think?

    QUOTE AUTHOR GOES HEREI always stop at just one.


    but it's nothing!!!


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    Mar 12, 2008 3:51 PM GMT
    I am pleasantly surprised by the replies here. I agree Guinness is a good choice. One or two is enough though.
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    Mar 12, 2008 3:59 PM GMT
    In seriousness though, I know that rowers, esp in England, tend to have a beer after practice. Have you ever seen a rower with a beer gut?
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    Mar 12, 2008 4:05 PM GMT
    Well here is the distinction.
    If I am running 12-15 miles a day , I am not going to get a gut from beer.
    same with rowers probably.
    If i am doing 50 situps and 20 minutes on the treadmill and light lifting I probably would get a gut from drinking.
    It all depends on what your workout looks like.
    When I am in the middle of marathon training it is nearly impossible for me to put on weight.
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    Mar 12, 2008 4:46 PM GMT
    I had the privilege of working out with two guys with "Scott Caan" physiques on Monday and immediately after having some protein shakes we went to a pizza place that serves beer. Each had two tall glasses of Miller Lite.

    So in my absolutely ignorant, naive, non-expert advice, if you look anything like this:

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    no worries.
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    Mar 12, 2008 5:22 PM GMT
    Beer is not just for breakfast anymore. An after-workout carb refueler!!!!.icon_lol.gif
  • vacyclist

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    Mar 12, 2008 5:22 PM GMT
    When I was riding across the US on my bicycle in 2005, making sure there were a couple of beers to be had when I stopped for the day was a real priority. Anyone crazy enough to ride 80 or 100 miles on a bicycle, towing a pig of a trailer through all manner of BS, owes himself a beer or three at the end of the day! In my book, same thing applies to any activity where there's a huge amount of energy expended.

    I carried a little cooler on my trailer for food and stuff...if I knew I was going to be camping in some remote place I'd pick up a couple of 24 ounce cans at the last town & haul them with me over hill and dale as necessary. Things were not so good when I found myself in those "dry" counties in Kentucky.....Labor Day of that year (big holiday here in the US) I was camped out in the middle of this little town & there wasn't a (legal) beer to be had for 50 miles in any direction. Fortunately a couple of locals in a pickup truck came to my rescue. Now that was an interesting evening.
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    Mar 12, 2008 5:41 PM GMT
    So whats worse or better?

    I'm not a beer drinker. But I will indulge in a Rum and Diet coke, or vodka and tonic?

    Usually limit it to one day a week.

    Nate
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    Mar 12, 2008 6:20 PM GMT
    actorathlete10 saiddrink GUINESS. Less calories and carbs than lighter beer and it has ingredients and yeasts that are actually good for you!


    That is news too good to verify.

    Cheers!

    and the research Neon4u mentioned was written up here.
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    Mar 12, 2008 9:28 PM GMT
    beer. ew. i've never been able to get past the semblance to urine.
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    Mar 12, 2008 9:44 PM GMT
    Hmm... Blue Moon or Sam Adams sounds good!
  • SoDakGuy

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    Mar 12, 2008 9:48 PM GMT
    No.


    omega123 saidis it fine to have 2 or 3 pints of beer after the workout, let's say you usually hits the gym in the morning and later on at night you hangout with your frinds in the bar icon_question.gif
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    Mar 13, 2008 6:09 AM GMT
    thank's alot guys, now i can say i got new ideas and also informations from you and what to do is workingout hard, 2 pints of GUINESS and be huppy!!

    thank's
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    Mar 13, 2008 6:45 AM GMT
    I left my favorite microbrewery in Washington. I haven't found anything I like here yet.icon_cry.gif
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jun 10, 2008 10:15 PM GMT
    If you drink beer after working out then you might as well eat some ice cream or doughnuts while you are at it. It makes absolutely no sense to me to take in any high fat or high calorie food or drink when you have busted your ass getting your body in tip top athletic shape. No thank you I will stick to a protein shake and bottled spring water. icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 10, 2008 10:18 PM GMT
    Me, personally, I wouldn't do that.
    Drinking after a workout doesn't appeal to me much.
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    Jun 10, 2008 10:19 PM GMT

    A little before helps too, hiccupp*
  • acrojock10

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    Jun 10, 2008 10:21 PM GMT
    Hell I bust my ass keeping from getting fat, I am diabetic and not supposed to drink alot... DOWNFALL>>> I LOVE BEER! and if my glucose and insulin levels are in check, and I've worked my ass off.. I'm going to have a beer! As always.... In Moderation...